The real story of Patching Browsers
Secunia, a security website details all the vulnerabilities of products out there. In an interesting twist, I found these graphs.
Internet Explorer 6
Seems like 33% of IE is unpatched compared to 83% for Mozilla. Oh No! Well fear not because that isn't the complete story.
So it seems as though the number of faults in IE is MUCHO GRANDE as compared to Mozilla. Of course i'd give both companies a rap on the hands for having Unpatched software. Bad IE! Bad Mozilla!
FYI - In case your interested in a product listing, check it out here.
Maybe it is time to buy a Mac... check out Safari, no open vulnerabilities ;)
Safari is as you say safer but only in a way. Look at http://secunia.com/graph/?type=adv&period=all&prod=1543
They do have advisories and if you look at where the problem comes from, its 100% from remote, which is kinda cool and scary at the same time.
In the security world, any security hole is a serious problem. :-)
On that note, I was thinking of installing a linux OS onto my home PC. I don't do much on there these days. Just mail and browse. I think I can get away with either a LIVE linux distro. Maybe Knoppix or Ubuntu.